Category Archives: life


much like our sense of smell, our sense of taste can trigger feelings too. when there’s a shift in the seasons i find myself getting a particular feeling while eating food. some dishes are cozy, some are comforting and some are just perfect.

this series called food/feeling is where i’m going to introduce a dish and a photo of a feeling it invokes. enjoy!


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Serves: 2
  • 2 cups dry whole grain shells
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 ounce light cream cheese
  • ¼ cup fat free evaporated milk
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup cooked, crumbled bacon
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions or green onions
  1. Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and return to pan. Reduce heat to low.
  2. Add pumpkin through salt and pepper and stir until cream cheese is melted and mixture is warmed through.
  3. Divide between two bowls and top with crumbled bacon and green onions.





f a l l  i s  h e r e

the time of year where I am so ready for a shift : ready for change in weather, ready to make new recipes to layer on more clothes and enjoy the changes in nature. fall is the time in nature to let go, shed things that are not serving us any more and just slow down.

such a great article about the season.




wake up to the smell of coffee
breakfast in bed
morning meditation
bake scones
take a nap
afternoon yoga practice
cook dinner while drinking a glass of wine
conversation by a fire
journal, then bed

when I need to envision my happy place I can find it here



i am craving warmer days. we’ve had our far share of soups and comfort food around our house but it is time to break out the fresh fruit, salads and picnic lunches. for the next 20 days, I will enjoy my cozy house, under a warm blanket and read.



I have realized how important it is to take time for myself. And yoga is something that always come back to no matter where I am in life. There is just something about breathing through stretches that gets me to a place that is more mindful and that mindful state is what keeps me on track. I am on a new journey and excited to see where it takes me.
This is one of my favorite yoga practices; found here.


:: no matter what mood i’m in, i can always go for a: chocolate chip cookie
:: my favorite go-to outfit would have to be: a cardigan, dark washed jeans and flats
:: a good source of inspiration is: blogs and pinterest
:: am so glad my parents taught me: to talk things through
:: the best thing in my makeup bag is: bareMinerals All-Over Face color “warmth”
:: my dream vacation spot is: Palm Springs @ the Ace Hotel
:: this may be a surprise (or not), but i am passionate about: a clean house
:: a book that changed me: The Gifts of Imperfections by Brene Brown
:: one of my pet peeves is: when sprinklers are on while it’s raining
:: i can’t live without: My husband and my child(ren)



Most evenings at dinner our family ask each other “so, how was your day?”, Claire usually answers with the cute stories of how she woke up, went to school, played, ate pizza for lunch, etc. But when it comes to me answering that question it’s a long list. There are a few things that I have added to my day that are just for me. I look forward to those things and when I do those things I feel less stressed. I enjoy the reflection of my day during our “so, how was your day?” talks.

photo/text by me